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Once an account has been removed from collections, can they still collect the debt?
An account is listed under removed collections on credit karma. After it was removed, I got a bill from CBE Group attempting to collect this debt. They also call me numerous times a day. Since this has been removed, can they still collect the debt? Should I tell them this has been removed from my credit report??

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last ditch effort on their part

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They are trying to scare you into paying, Some will even sell the account again to another collection agency. 

But if it has indeed aged out as over 7 years old, then they have no legal right to collect. 

ignore them,  do not take their calls, ( answer and tell them you died,  that will ususally stop them) Return any mail unopened, marked return to sender.

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It actually has only been a year.. I have no idea why or how it was removed. But it's definitely been removed.

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The "Statute Of Limitations" in your state determines how long the debt is legally collectable. So, a debt does not have to be on your credit reports to be legally collectable. Do some research to find out what the "sol" is in your state for this kind of debt.

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A debt collector calling numerous times per day is harassment and is a violation of the FDCPA (fair debt collection practices act). Take photos of the caller id for each phone call and make a list of dates and times that they call. Contact a consumer law attorney that handles FDCPA cases. You will be able to sue the debt collector for violating the FDCPA. Many FDCPA lawyers do not require any money from you up front and get their money once the case is settled. So, with a good attorney it costs you nothing out of pocket. I recommend the law offices of Kimmel & Silverman if they practice in your state. If they do not, do a google search to find FDCPA lawyers that practice in your state and contact one ASAP.

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